Ultimate Lake Superior Trifecta 073
2.2 x 5 cm including bail. The largest stone is 1.4 x 1.2 cm
Hangs on an 18″ sterling silver rolo chain
Handmade in Bayfield, WI
1 in stock
1 in stock
There are three stones the are most commonly sought after when people are searching for treasures from Lake Superior, the Agate, Greenstone, and Thomsonite. This Trifecta pendant has them all. Starting at the top with a beautifully banded Agate and ending with a very pretty greenstone. Cradled in the center is a multi colored Thomsonite stone.The Sterling back piece is hand textured in a pattern that gives a sparkle to the entire work of wearable art.
LAKE SUPERIOR AGATE
Agates are a gemstone with a hardness of 7; harder than Basalt or Rhyolite. Beautiful banding, varied patterns, and eye-catching colors unique to each agate are created by quartz with small amounts of different elements. Red bands are the result of the rusting of iron within the agate when exposed to oxygen. These gemstones can be found on many Lake Superior beaches throughout the states of Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.
Properties: Good for security, strength, to raise energy and to enhance personal courage and calming.
LAKE SUPERIOR GREENSTONE
Chlorastrolite is a special variety of the mineral pumpellyite. Like agate, chlorastrolite formed when mineralizing fluids filled gas cavities in basaltic lava flows. It is found on Isle Royale and in some Keweenaw Peninsula copper mines. Chlorastrolite, or “green star stone,” has a silky green, radiating pattern that makes it a special gift from Lake Superior.
Properties: Enhances harmony and cooperation in relationships as well as personal healing.
Thomsonite is a very unique stone found only on a small 6-mile stretch of beach on the North Shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota. Thomsonite is formed like agates, through water percolation into petrified bubbles in the basalt. Thomsonite is rarer than agate. It is considered a semiprecious stone by some. Look for an “iris” of pale green and radiating circles or “veins” of pink.
Properties: Aids clarity of thought.
Cabs by Bob Wright.